Co-written with Dr. Christy Isbell, pediatric occupational therapist
Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers is designed for those who work with young children with and without special needs. It focuses on issues related to sensory processing and provides helpful ways to adjust the classroom environment to children who are “seekers” or “avoiders”, or “under-responders”.
It provides ways teachers and therapist can identify children who have difficulties with sensory processing, and offers practical suggests to support the sensory needs of young children during the early childhood years. It includes a chapter on making low-cost items to give children opportunities to get the sensory input they need.
Chapters cover concepts such as:
- Explaining Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder
- Defining sensory avoiders, seekers, and under-responders
- Designing the environment to support the sensory development of all children
- Helping preschoolers with sensory processing problems
- Providing practical solutions to meet the needs of individual children during daily routines
- Building and creating low-cost items such as a tire swing, sand pillow, and incline board to give children opportunities to get the sensory input they need